Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the overall residential property price index for April - June 2019 held steady compared to the previous period (March - May 2019), at 268.4; the index for the Macao Peninsula (271.1) edged up by 0.1% while that for Taipa & Coloane (257.0) dropped by 0.2%.
The index for existing residential units (289.5) went up by 0.3%, with the indices for those in the Macao Peninsula (285.0) and Taipa & Coloane (309.1) rising by 0.4% and 0.1% respectively. Analysed by year of building completion, the indices for residential units completed between 6 and 10 years ago and for those built in 5 years or less increased by 2.2% and 0.7% respectively, whereas the index for those completed more than 20 years ago inched down by 0.1%. Meanwhile, the index for pre-sale residential units (275.4) decreased by 0.8%.
Analysed by quarter, the overall residential property price index in the second quarter of 2019 grew by 1.9% compared to the first quarter. The indices for existing residential units and pre-sale residential units rose by 2.0% and 1.2% respectively. With respect to usable floor area, the indices for residential units with a usable floor area of less than 50 square metres and for those of 100 square metres or more increased by 3.0% and 2.8% respectively quarter-to-quarter. Analysed by building height, the respective indices for residential units of buildings with seven storeys or less and for those with more than seven storeys went up by 0.9% and 2.1% quarter-to-quarter.